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FORT WORTH, Texas – A little over a week since a special account was developed to assist the American Red Cross with relief efforts to help Hurricane Katrina victims, AA Credit Union has reached its pledge to match member donations up to a total of $100,000. Contributions and pledges received to date have exceeded $236,000, including a $20,000 donation from the American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth Recreation Committee, according to the CU. “We are hopeful that our pledge of $100,000 will help us reach a total donation of $500,000 as the needs for those affected will continue to grow,” said John Tippets, president/CEO, AA CU. The $4 billion CU is also assisting members by providing loan payment deferrals, by helping resolve issues related to loans on vehicles or homes that were damaged or lost, and by offering fee refunds such as ATM surcharge fees, ATM/VISA Check Card reorder fees, NSF fees, and traveler check fees. Active employees living in Katrina-affected areas will also see financial relief from AA CU which is facilitating the access of funds donated to the American Airlines/American Eagle Family Fund, a nonprofit charitable organization committed to providing emergency assistance to current or former employees and their families.

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